By Tim Ryan

In today’s rapidly evolving market, the proper knowledge and tools are paramount for business success. Recognizing this, in collaboration with Cox Communications, Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business proudly presents the 2024 Cox Small Business Academy. This 9-week virtual leadership program is explicitly tailored to enrich small business leaders with critical skills and insights necessary for substantial growth.

The academy will convene virtually from June 4, 2024, through July 30, 2024, allowing participants to engage from anywhere while learning about advanced marketing techniques, revenue enhancement strategies, and refined management skills. This program is a learning journey and a growth accelerator aimed at existing for-profit businesses poised for expansion.

Eligibility for the academy is reserved for businesses with a Federal Employer Identification Number, with special priority given to registered Cox Communications vendors or business customers. Moreover, Cox Communications is committed to inclusivity and empowerment, highly encouraging women-, LGBTQA-, disabled-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses to apply.

One of the unique features of this year’s academy is the scholarship offered by Cox to cover tuition for accepted vendors or business customers. This initiative alleviates financial burdens and opens doors for many small business owners looking for quality education and mentorship opportunities to take their enterprises to new heights.

Participants will benefit from a curriculum designed by expert faculty at the Strome College of Business, known for its dedication to fostering leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills among students. The program promises a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, setting a solid foundation for participants to implement learned strategies directly to their business operations.

Reserve your spot by the enrollment deadline of May 27, 2024, and prepare to transform your business landscape. Engage with peers, learn from seasoned professionals, and take advantage of a tailored educational experience designed for diverse business owners eager to drive growth and innovation in their industries.

Embrace this opportunity at the Cox Small Business Academy to enhance your entrepreneurial skills and connect with like-minded business leaders, creating a network of support and collaboration. This academy is more than a program—it’s a stepping stone to scaling your business and a testament to the possibilities that education and the right partnerships can unlock. Join us to empower your business and redefine what you can achieve.

Download a flyer here.